Composer - Performer - Sound Designer
Stephen Ruppenthal, trumpet & flugelhorn
1 - Aurora Borealis
2 - Andromeda’s Dream
3 - Zephyr Apparition
1 - Zephyr
2 - Beyond the Curtain
3 - Earth Dance
Patricia Strange, violin
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Capybara-320 DSP engine, and the Pacarana DSP hardware accelerator, which work in conjunction with the Kyma software sound design environment. Symbolic Sound Corporation.
Buchla analog synthesizer and Kyma digital sound system.
Live and pre-recorded sounds processed within Kyma by two performers using iPad controllers.
Premiere: Kyma International Sound Symposium [KISS 2016], Leicester, UK, September 2016.
I. Two Short Fugues
II. More Questions (Still Unanswered)
III. Fugal Reflections
Pre-recorded sound files (Hammond B3 organ and viola), with directed manipulation of the files by any number of performers using their smart phones or other mobile devices. Wm. Walker, principal performer; B. Belet, conductor.
SoundProof (trumpet, violin, viola) and Kyma
Soundscape for film (Madison McClintock).
Percussion (large battery, one performer) and Kyma
Violin, viola, flugehorn, and Kyma
Composed for and performed by SoundProof (15 Minutes of Fame concert set)
Two voices and Kyma
Composed for Maria Carolina Cavalcanti (15 Minutes of Fame concert set)
Piano and electronics (Kyma processed piano sounds - fixed)
Commissioned by Jeri-Mae Astolfi. Published on her CD Here (and there) - Innova 846, 2013. Published on Kai Schumacher's CD Insomnia - SWR Music/Hänssler Classic (093.334.000), 2015.
'Brian Belet’s Summer Phantoms: Nocturne is a refreshing change of pace on the album. A blend of heavily-processed and synthetic sounds create a dynamic, surprising environment that sounds fresh. The varieties of texture and timbre, and the structural design are highly successful and sonically arresting. The work fully orchestrates the space, the spectrum, and the piano, and Astolfi aggressively makes the work her own.'
- Tom Dempster, ‘Recording Reviews’ SEAMUS Newsletter, May/June 2013
'Summer Phantoms: Nocturne completely lives up to its name. The piece opens with deep, scary sounds, like the throwing of a knife in the dark or a large blade cutting through the air. Piano notes, often dissonant, add to the tenseness. The electronics here are particularly effective and atmospheric. The effects are genuinely chilling and not artificial or overly analytical. The piano weaves its line skillfully in and out between the electronics and the balance between the two sustains the tension.'
- Paul Muller, November 2013, Sequenza 21
Computer processed sea lion & human sounds
Computer processed voice
Composed for the Vox Novus '60x60' project, included on the 'Crimson Mix' (360 degrees of 60x60).
Computer processed voices
Commissioned by the University of Illinois to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Electronic Music Studios at UIUC
Published on UIUC CD: In Celebration of the University of Illinois Experimental Music Studios (1958-2008), 2008.
Trumpet & Flugelhorn and Kyma processing. Published on Flamethrower CD, Stephen Ruppenthal, trumpet & flugelhorn. Ravelo Records (RR7954), 2017.
Piano and Kyma
Published: Chroma: New Music for Piano, Jeri-Mae Astolfi. Capstone Records (CPS-8810), 2008.
Violin and Kyma
Published: Ghost Strings, Patricia Strange, violin. IMG Media, CD-02-01, 2006.
Percussion ensemble (9 performers)
Score published: Warner Brothers Publications / Belwin-Mills Publishing Corp., 2002.
Electric bass and Kyma
Published: The Frog Peak Collaborations Project, a double audio CD international compilation of 115 short compositions on a sound text by Australian sound poet Chris Mann, Frog Peak Music, FP007 (1998).
computer-processed trombone mute sounds
Published: Music from the Center for Research in Electro-Acoustic Music, Consortium to Distribute Computer Music CD series, Volume 26, Centaur Records, CRC 2404 (1998).
trombone quartet, 1992
Score published by International Trombone Association Press (distributed by Southern Music Company).
Published: SCI CD No. 11: Chamber Works, Janis Mercer, piano. Capstone Records, CPS-8651 (1998).
Score published in SCI Journal of Music Scores, Vol. 24, European American Music/C.F. Peters, (1998).
Score (first two pages)
Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in performing
or programming any of these works.